White Material


1h 42m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Taking place in an unnamed African country torn by a rebellion, Maria, a fierce and fearless white woman, refuses to abandon her coffee crops and to acknowledge the danger to which she is exposing her family. For her, to leave is to surrender: a sign of weakness, of cowardice. On this plantation whi

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Artcam (Czech Republic); France 3 Cinéma; Kino Bez Granits; Les Films Terre Africaine; Maywin Media; Why Not Productions; Wild Bunch; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
IFC Films; Asociacia Slovenskych Filmovych Klubov (Asfk); Curzon Artificial Eye; Folkets Bio; Golem Distribution; IFC Films; Imagine Film Distribution (Ifd); Les Productions Jmh; Wild Bunch
Location
Cameroon

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Taking place in an unnamed African country torn by a rebellion, Maria, a fierce and fearless white woman, refuses to abandon her coffee crops and to acknowledge the danger to which she is exposing her family. For her, to leave is to surrender: a sign of weakness, of cowardice. On this plantation which has already supported three generations of whites, Andre--her ex-husband and father of their teenage son--is afraid of her blind, stubborn pride. Without her knowing, he resolves to arrange the family's escape, their return to France. Coffee no longer means anything to him. He has married again, a young African woman, with whom he has a son and for them, he will stop at nothing.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Artcam (Czech Republic); France 3 Cinéma; Kino Bez Granits; Les Films Terre Africaine; Maywin Media; Why Not Productions; Wild Bunch; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
IFC Films; Asociacia Slovenskych Filmovych Klubov (Asfk); Curzon Artificial Eye; Folkets Bio; Golem Distribution; IFC Films; Imagine Film Distribution (Ifd); Les Productions Jmh; Wild Bunch
Location
Cameroon

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States September 2009

Released in United States October 2009

Released in United States 2010

Released in United States June 2010

Shown at New York Film Festival September 25-October 11, 2009.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) September 2-12, 2009.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 8-16, 2009.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 27-February 7, 2010.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 22-May 6, 2010.

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Summer Showcase) June 17-27, 2010.

Limited Release in United States Fall November 19, 2010 (New York City)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 25-October 11, 2009.)

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) September 2-12, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 8-16, 2009.)

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 27-February 7, 2010. )

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 22-May 6, 2010.)

Released in United States June 2010 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Summer Showcase) June 17-27, 2010.)

Limited Release in United States Fall November 19, 2010